There’s something funny going on with Freeview HD – at least from the Crystal Palace transmitter. I updated my DigitalStream recorder earlier today and in common with other users noticed the time was shown in the EPG as Saturday 3rd March. So, I did a full factory reset, and still had that problem – and… Read More FreeviewHD’s leap year problem – check your timers!
One of my colleagues drew my attention earlier to a story about Jeremy Hunt in the Telegraph, titled “Provide local news or lose your TV guide slot, ITV and C4 told.” It was quite a striking headline, and he wondered if it was even possible for him to have such influence. The article stated “Today… Read More Jeremy Hunt’s mixed messages about PSB channels
Pretty much as I predicted, Beko – the company that’s now owner of the Digifusion name – is not going to produce a firmware update to make the old PVRs use the standard Freeview EPG. Some owners on Digital Spy are reporting that Beko is offering £70 to owners of some models of PVR, in… Read More 4TV postscript
According to my sources at the BBC, an update to the FreeviewHD programme guide data is being rolled out at the moment. This update is the implementation of the Huffman-encoded EPG tables, which are part of the Freeview HD content protection system that I’ve written about here and here. The theory is that as part… Read More FreeviewHD Content protection rolled out
My review of the Panasonic DMR-XW380 Freeview HD DVD recorder has just been published on RegHardware. And, just as predictably, there have been quite a few comments already about one of the most noticeable aspects of Panasonic’s Freeview products – the GuidePlus EPG. For those who aren’t familiar, this is what you see when you… Read More Panasonic statement on GuidePlus
Not long after I wrote my previous post about 4TV, a few news reports cropped up suggesting that Freeview might be coming to the rescue, though what they actually said was merely that they’d be talking to the third party concerned. Frankly, I don’t think there’s much chance of Freeview stepping in to pay for… Read More 4TV – Freeview to the rescue? Or perhaps the OFT
Following on from my recent post about the various names of the Vestel T8300 HD receiver, Marc over at PVR Junction has helpfully sent a list of some of the other brands that have rebadged Vestel equipment for the UK, together with a link to an unofficial web site with more information. So, these are… Read More Freeview – who makes what, and why it matters